Chaykin Cover and Poster for Insider #122

By Mike — Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To mark the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, Titan’s December edition of Star Wars Insider magazine includes an exclusive limited edition collector's cover and large size pull-out poster drawn by original Star Wars comic book artist, Howard Chaykin!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,380

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back in 2004, this Hoth Luke Skywalker was pretty amazing.  Ball jointed shoulders?  A lightsaber with a removable blade?  A snow base, and the means by which to hang upisde-down? Marvelous. He's still the best-sculpted, but is there room for a new one in 2010?  Read on!

Image Bank: CW08 Pre Vizsla

By Mike — Monday, September 27, 2010

VC08 Pre Vizsla is next up in our Image Bank. The leader of the Death Watch comes well equipped with double WESTAR-35 blaster pistols and a darksaber that will lead that newly released Mandalorian Warrior Battle Pack quite nicely. Make sure to post your comments! 

Jabba Exclusive Back at Wal-Mart.com

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 27, 2010

Still need Jabba the Hutt, this season's hottest and oddly hardest to find exclusive?  Wal-Mart.com has it in stock again, and it's about $35.  While you dawdle and perhaps complain about the price, it will likely sell out again. Consider taking advantage of the site-to-store thing to save on shipping. (We like this piece-- and we suggest you get one.)

Destination D Reveals Two New Star Tours Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 27, 2010

What does the future hold for Disneyland and Star Tours?  Apparently "Ace," or AC-38 (pictured) is our new replacement for Captain Rex.  (The name is, of course, being used elsewhere.)  Also new is a repurposed WA-7 which will be named "Aly San San" unless that's a typo.  More at Micechat.

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SL Vader Variant

By Mike — Monday, September 27, 2010

Our buddies at Yakface.com report a variant with the SL06 Darth Vader. First released with the BD08 sculpt, recent findings show a helmeted 500th Vader version now hitting the pegs. Happy Hunting!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,379

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 27, 2010

As Neil Hamburger might say, "Here's one you'll like."  The Mandalorian Warrior is a 2010 release from a new Battle Pack. This one is the "enhanced" one with special gauntlets and a firing rocket pack.  What's not to like?  It's fantastic.  Get one. And read on!

Q&A: Yellowing, Sith Lords, Get a Head and Be Wealthy

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 26, 2010
Why are some action figure bubbles yellowing while others stay pristine? Is it witches? Did Vintage Darth Sidious turn out as well as people were hoping? And is Hasbro reusing Clone heads on inappropriate figures? No, but I can see why you might get confused. Read on!

Image Bank: Foil Chase Updates

By Mike — Sunday, September 26, 2010

We have updated our Image Bank with Vintage Collection Foil Cards (Ultimate Galactic Hunt) for your viewing pleasure.One more foil to update, and that's Darth Sidious, who has proven to be the most elusive for this hunter so far. Enjoy!

Image Bank: VC11 Cloud Car Pilot

By Mike — Sunday, September 26, 2010

VC11 Cloud Car Pilot catches us up in our Vintage Collection Image Bank. This version of the pilot shares the same design schematic as the vintage version. What it doesn't share is the groovy stache so hip in Disco era Cloud City fashion. We're hoping for a running change head variant for a little more diversity in our Bespin aerial security detail.

TRU Star Wars Sale + Gift Card

By Mike — Sunday, September 26, 2010

Toys R Us stores and online are having a 2 for $11.99 sale on Saga Legends and Clone Wars action figures this week. LEGO sets are also 20% off, vehicles for $22.99, and role play 20-25% off. Purchase $30 or more and receive a $5 gift card and $50 or more a $10 gift card. Click here to shop online!

 

K-Mart: Jodo Kast Online

By Mike — Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scott from Tulsa reports that the K-Mart exclusive Jodo Kast action figure is now online for $8.99 each. Mace and Obi-Wan Kenobi electronic lightsabers are also only $4! Click here to shop!

Brian's Toys Newsletter

By Mike — Sunday, September 26, 2010

From Brian's Toys: A brand new Clone Wars season, all-new toys!  Get the Clone Wars Waves 5 & 6 now at Brian's Toys.  Plus, check out the new 12" 501st Clone Trooper figure from Sideshow and the scaled Jango Fett Helmet from Gentle Giant.

Looking for an extremely large and cuddly Ewok doll?  Sure you are!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,378

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 24, 2010

A new version is coming, but this R2-D2 Bartender comes straight from 2004.  At the time, this was an above-average figure with a good amount of gear, and from the look of things the new version Hasbro has in the works is way better. But is the original good enough?  Read on!

Image Bank: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard

By Mike — Friday, September 24, 2010

Now available in Toys R Us stores and online, the TRU exclusive Nikto Guard Puko Naga has been added to our Image Bank. A great figure overall, it does receive a negative point for lack of knee and ankle articulation. As an army or squad builder and at a premium of $10.99, we couldn't ask for anything less.

Share your thoughts and post your comments on this new exclusive!